Deckhand Crushed by 800-Pound Crab Pot on ‘Deadliest Catch’

George Back
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

On Deadliest Catch, Wizard deckhand Roger Schlosstein had a particularly rough day. While fishing in an Arctic storm, Schlosstein dealt with more than one freak accident.

While he was running the block, the rope slipped and smashed Schlosstein’s hand against the rail. Because the rope was attached to an 800-pound crab pot that was being sucked into the sea, it left Schlosstein’s hand numb and most likely badly bruised.

The boat’s captain, Keith Colburn, was worried about the deckhand’s safety, so he moved him to the safest job on the deck: the sorting table. Unfortunately, while Schlosstein was sorting crab, the pot came loose and smashed him against the aluminum sorting table.

After helping the pinned deckhand, the captain was relieved to learn that he hadn’t broken his back. When he asked the deckhand where he got smashed, Schlosstein said, “Right in the middle of my butt cheeks and right above the old dingus.” The deckhand continued, “Got a hell of a Charlie horse in my ass, left testicle’s a little sore, and right here on my hand is a little tender — other than that, I’m doing great.”

Deadliest Catch airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Discovery.

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